(2015)

Chartwell Books, 2015 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
[24.99 USD]
Pages:
312
On-sale date:
2015-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Chartwell Books
Brand:
Chartwell Books
ISBN:
978-0-7858-3282-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9780785832829
Editing:
Michelle Faulkner (editor); Frank Oppel (editor); Roy Thomas (compiler); Jason Chappell (editorial assistant); Maria P. Cabardo (designer); Cheryl Smith (design assistant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
8.5 inches wide by 11.25 inches tall
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Hardcover with Dust Jacket
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

There is no price from the publisher anywhere on the book so a list price has been used.

This book has a unique design for page numbers. For even numbered pages, the page number is on the lower left of the page over a small illustration of a tank, which was taken from the cover of Action Comics #17 (pencils and inks by Joe Shuster). For odd numbered pages, the page number is mid-way down the right side of the page in a small circle with an illustration of Superman, which was taken from Superman #20 "Destroyers from the Depths" (pencils by Ed Dobrotka, inks by John Sikela).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley (Superman figure and Action Comics #62 Cover); Fred Ray (Superman #12 Cover); Rachael Cronin (cover designer)
Inks:
Jack Burnley (Superman figure and Action Comics #62 Cover); Fred Ray (Superman #12 Cover); Rachael Cronin (cover designer)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Cover features iconic pose of Superman from the cover of Superman #24. In the original cover he is holding the American flag in his right hand, which is cropped out here due to space limitations. The cover also includes small reproductions of the covers of Action Comics #62 and Superman #12.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

insert or dust jacket / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
photo
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Recap of Roy Thomas' career with photograph of Roy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title of the book on an otherwise blank white page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster ? (Superman figure); Jack Burnley (U-boat)
Inks:
Wayne Boring (Superman figure); Jack Burnley (U-boat)
Colors:
?

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Superman flying over U-Boat with bullets bouncing off his chest, fighter planes overhead. Superman figure is from the cover of Superman #7 and the U-Boat image is from the cover of Action Comics #54.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Iconic pose of Superman holding an American flag underneath the title of the book. Superman illustration from the cover of Superman #24.

[Credits and Publisher information] (Table of Contents: 6)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Includes illustration of Superman flying and carrying field rations from the cover of Action Comics #60.

[Dedication] (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Dedication to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Special thanks to Joe Desris, Dean Mullaney, and Eddy Zeno.

Illustration of Superman attacking a Nazi tank from the cover of Action Comics #59.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 8)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray; Joe Shuster; Paul Cassidy; Pete Riss; Ed Dobrotka (see notes)
Inks:
Fred Ray; Paul Cassidy; George Roussos (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Table of contents includes various images from stories in the collection: Superman riding a missile from the cover of Superman #18 (pencils and inks by Fred Ray); a newspaper with the headline "Europe At War" from Action Comics #22 (pencils by Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy, inks by Paul Cassidy); a Japanese naval officer from Superman #34 "The United States Navy" (pencils by Pete Riss, inks by George Roussos); American planes from Superman #25 "I Sustain the Wings" (pencils and inks by Fred Ray); and Superman carrying a snowdrift full of American soldiers from Superman #24 "Suicide Voyage" (pencils by Ed Dobrotka, inks by George Roussos).

Introduction (Table of Contents: 9)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Jack Burnley; Wayne Boring
Inks:
Jack Burnley; George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Joseph Goebbels

Indexer Notes

Introduction includes illustrations of Superman catching a missile from the cover of Superman #20 (pencils and inks by Jack Burnley), and of Superman with Joseph Goebbels and the Liberty Bell on Radio Berlin from the cover of Superman #26 (pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by George Roussos).

Part One: The Road to War (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Includes illustration of Superman with a member of the Army and the Navy from the cover of Superman #12.

[Action Comics #1] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
automobiles

["As a distant planet was destroyed by old age..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Shuster

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
A space vehicle from a destroyed world lands on Earth, and its occupant becomes Superman. In addition, a scientific explanation for this being's powers is given.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

Indexer Notes

This strip was originally prepared for newspaper publication, cut up and repaged. Black shading used.

[The Coming of Superman] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Shuster ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed); Lois Lane; Daily Star; Evelyn Curry; Bea Carroll (villain); Butch Matson (villain); Senator Barrows (villain); Alex Greer (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman delivers a witness to the governor to stop an execution, then stops a wife-beater. Later Superman, as Clark Kent, goes out with Lois, but she earns the wrath of Butch Matson and Superman must save her. Finally, Clark is assigned a story on the South American republic of San Monte. He heads to Washington DC to find out who is behind Senator Barrows pushing legislation which will embroil the United States in a war in Europe by grabbing lobbyist Alex Greer and scaring the truth out of him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in next story.

Originally prepared for newspaper publication, cut up and repaged, most probably by Joe Shuster. Vince Sullivan, Sheldon Mayer, and Harry Lampert are often cited as having done the paste-up work based on their own claims.

Black shading used.

Superman wears blue boots.

["And so begins the startling adventures..."] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[Revolution in San Monte] (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lola Cortez; George Taylor (cameo); Villains: Alex Greer; Emil Norvell
Synopsis:
Clark Kent and Lois Lane are sent by editor Taylor to San Monte in South America to cover a war that is brewing. Besides saving Lois from being executed as a spy, Superman proves the war is being fomented by munitions manufacturers led by Emil Norvell.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Originally prepared for newspaper publication, cut up and repaged. No black shading used. Clark works for the [Cleveland] Evening News. Superman wears blue boots.

["Attention all American youth!"] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[Action Comics #10] (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
fighter planes

Indexer Notes

Superman's "S" symbol is all yellow.

[Superman #1] (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster (see notes); Leo O'Mealia (see notes)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (see notes); Leo O'Mealia (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; Joe Shuster (logo design)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Joe Shuster did the Superman figure and buildings originally and Leo O'Mealia did a photostat retracing and/or retouching of the figure and building backgrounds, and added the ornate detail. From GCD index for original publication.

[Two page origin of Superman] (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Shuster

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Ma (Mary) Kent (introduction, death); Pa Kent (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
A rocketship, carrying an infant, rockets from the planet Krypton as it blows up, and lands on the Earth where a couple named the Kents find the baby inside the rocket and eventually adopt him. This infant boy grows up to be Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

Indexer Notes

First version that mentions Krypton and foster parents. First line: "Just before the doomed planet, Krypton, exploded to fragments, a scientist placed his infant son within an experimental rocket-ship, launching it toward Earth!"

Superman & Action Comics Invite You to Become a Charter Member of the Supermen of America (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Action Comics #17] (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
soldiers; tanks

Superman Champions Universal Peace! (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (first time named); Lois Lane; Professor Adolphus Runyan (dies); Ambrose (a monkey; dies); Bartow (villain; introduction); Lubane (villain; introduction; death)
Synopsis:
Clark Kent is assigned to interview Professor Runyan, who claims to have invented a gas so powerful that it can penetrate any type of gas mask. A group of criminals successfully steal the formula, wishing to sell it to a munitions manufacturer so it can be used in the civil war in Boravia.
Reprints:
  • US from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #2 (Fall 1939)
  • which is reprinted
    • from Superman daily (McClure Syndicate, 1939 series) 1939.05.01 - 1939.06.10
  • from Superman daily (McClure Syndicate, 1939 series) 1939-05-01 - 1939-06-10

Indexer Notes

Possibly Jimmy Olsen's first appearance in the Superman strip.

Part Two: War Comes to Europe (Table of Contents: 23)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes illustration of Superman riding on the nose of a plane threatening the Japanese pilot from the cover of Action Comics #63.

How Superman Would End the War (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Adolf Hitler; Josef Stalin
Synopsis:
If Superman actually existed, he would snatch Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin and bring them to trial at the League of Nations.
Reprints:

[Action Comics #22] (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster [as Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
steamshovels

Indexer Notes

"S" on cape

[Europe at War, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed); Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (un-named in story); T-21 [Lita Laverne] (villain, introduction, foreign actress)
Synopsis:
When Toran suddenly invades Galonia, Clark and Lois are sent to cover the war. On the ship to Europe, Clark saves the life of Lita Laverne, a famous foreign actress. When she later snubs him, Clark and Lois attend a reception for Lita to investigate. The reception is cut short when the city is bombed. Superman ends the bombing but discovers a neutral steamship is under attack and that Lita might have a connection.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Star; Galonia-Toran War

Indexer Notes

"S" on cape. The last panel is an illustrated promotional ad for The Spectre, with illustration by Bernard Baily.

[Europe at War, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Villains: Luthor (introduction, no first name given in this story); General Lupo
Synopsis:
While on assignment with Lois Lane as Clark Kent, Superman investigates the conflict between Galonia and Toran and finds munitions manufacturer Luthor behind it. When Lois is kidnapped and taken to Luthor's colossal dirigible, Superman follows and puts an end to Luthor and the war.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First mention of Daily Planet in comic book.

The last panel of this story is an illustrated promo ad for the Sandman in Adventure Comics.

[Superman #7] (Table of Contents: 28)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster?
Inks:
Wayne Boring
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

["Listen to the Superman Radio Program..."] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

Superman Radio Program / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Sinister Sagdorf] (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Wayne Boring [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Don Komisarow? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Frank Martin (death); Jeff Carlton (villain); General Sagdorf (villain, introduction); Eric Reibel (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Warned by a friend of his of 5th Columnists landing by boat in the city of Metropolis, Clark Kent, as Superman, investigates and discovers that they are planting skilled workmen as spies and saboteurs with American armament factories, as well as having a secret base in a mountainous valley, complete with a subversive army capable of striking terror and destruction from the rear when U.S. military forces are attempting to defend coastal areas against foreign invasion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Sinister Sagdorf". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Fifth Column".

[The Dukalia Spy Ring] (Table of Contents: 31)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Wayne Boring [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Shuster Shop [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Jim Gregg; Mary Grogan; Carter; Righab-Bey (villain, introduction); Raj (villain, Bey's assistant)
Synopsis:
Lois and Clark see Jim Gregg, a clerk in the Ordnance Division of the War Department, coming out of an astrologer's office, and find it odd the man wold visit such a place. Separately, Lois, then Clark visit the evil Righam-Bey trying to learn what he is up to, but it is Superman who discovers that the ordnance clerk knows about a new bomb being tested that responds to the engines of enemy ships, and the astrologer is attempting to learn that secret for himself.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Dukalia Spy Ring". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Spy Ring of Righab Bey".

[Superman #12] (Table of Contents: 32)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Army; Navy; sailor; Veteran's Day

[Peril on Pogo Island] (Table of Contents: 33)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (layouts) (signed); Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Niles Grant; Nan Wilson; Carl Bogart (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
For doing such a great job, Lois and Clark are given a cruise vacation aboard the "Grenodier", where they meet Nan Wilson, who has inherited Pogo Island, and she invites the two to visit her island. But the superstitious natives believe that Nan is a witch and several attempts are made on her life. Superman, however, discovers that the island is being used as a base for submarines belonging to a foreign nation which prey on merchant marine vessels in neutral waters.
Reprints:

[Action Comics #43] (Table of Contents: 34)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Nazis; parachuting

[Superman #13] (Table of Contents: 35)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; the Nazis
Reprints:

[Action Comics #44] (Table of Contents: 36)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
artillery; Nazis; Wehrmacht

[Superman #14] (Table of Contents: 37)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
American flag

Part Three: America Goes to War (Table of Contents: 38)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Includes illustration of Superman, Batman, and Robin selling War Bonds from the cover of World's Finest Comics #8.

[Superman Daily Strips] (Table of Contents: 39)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Wayne Boring
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen ? (unnamed in strip)
Synopsis:
Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Clark plans to enlist in the Army, but to his surprise is rejected.
Reprints:
  • from Superman daily (McClure Syndicate) 1942-02-16 - 1942-02-19

Indexer Notes

Script and Art credits as noted in this collection.

[Superman #17] (Table of Contents: 40)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Adolf Hitler; Hideki Tojo
Reprints:

[Superman #18] (Table of Contents: 41)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

The Conquest of a City (Table of Contents: 42)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Carl Bland (introduction, villain); Nazi sympathizers
Synopsis:
Clark Kent, concerned that the people of Metropolis seem oblivious to the Nazi threat in the world, approaches editor White about writing a series of stories that will wake the citizens up to the realization that they are in danger as well.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman has a red "S" on yellow background on his cape.

[Action Comics #54] (Table of Contents: 43)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
passenger liners; submarines; U-boats

[Action Comics #55] (Table of Contents: 44)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
aircraft; bombers; engines

[World's Finest Comics #8] (Table of Contents: 45)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

[Superman #20] (Table of Contents: 46)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Destroyers from the Depths (Table of Contents: 47)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Tom; Adolf Hitler (villain); Herr Fange (villain, introduction, dies)
Synopsis:
A German inventor creates an army of Nazi controlled sea serpents that Hitler plans on using against Allied convoys.
Reprints:

[Action Comics #58] (Table of Contents: 48)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
printing presses; stereotyping of the Japanese; war bonds

[The X-Alloy] (Table of Contents: 49)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Frank Lingle; Carlton Graul (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Clark Kent is the only reporter invited to the testing of a cannon made of the new X-Alloy, but when it explodes, it leads Superman to the Lingle Steel Corporation, manufacturer the alloy, only to discover the plant honeycombed with spies.
Reprints:

[Action Comics #59] (Table of Contents: 50)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Nazis; tanks

Part Four: In for the Duration (Table of Contents: 51)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
George Roussos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Includes illustration of Superman watching over a woman walking with member of the Army, Navy, and the Marines saying "You're My Supermen!" from the cover of Superman #29.

[Action Comics #60] (Table of Contents: 52)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
field rations; machine guns; US Army

Meet the Squiffles (Table of Contents: 53)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Paul Brodie; Mr. Carson; Adolf Hitler (villain); Ixnayalpay (villain, introduction); Gremlins (villains, introduction); Squiffles (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Clark investigates the mysterious crashes of military aircraft manufactured by the Elmont Aircraft Corporation, and discovers that their test pilots have reported strange elves invading their cockpits, causing them to lose control. No one believes them until Clark and Lois fall victim to the Squiffles, as they call themselves, then Superman steps in to take charge of the matter.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" on his cape.

[Action Comics #62] (Table of Contents: 54)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Japanese fighter planes; jungle; tanks; U.S. Army

[Superman #23] (Table of Contents: 55)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; the Nazis
Reprints:

America's Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents: 56)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Sam Citron; John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Colonel McNab; Lieutenant-General Bullitt; Brigadier General Armor; Brigadier General Starrett
Synopsis:
When Superman arrives at Camp Towne to make an appearance, he volunteers to participate in the war games that will take place, and is made an honorary Corporal. But after watching America's fighting men in action, and his side losing, he decides that he is not needed to fight this war, and that our boys can handle the job alone.
Reprints:

[Action Comics #63] (Table of Contents: 57)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Japanese fighter planes; stereotyping of the Japanese

[Superman #24] (Table of Contents: 58)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
American flag

Suicide Voyage! (Table of Contents: 59)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Colonel Randall (introduction); Radio Joe; Oberleutnant Kapff (villain); the Nazis (villains); the Japanese (villain)
Synopsis:
Shot down by enemy gunfire and severely wounded, Colonel Randall and his men take on a group of Nazis and Japanese in the Arctic, where the enemy hopes to establish their own aerial route.
Reprints:

[Action Comics #66] (Table of Contents: 60)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
motorcycles; U.S. Army

The Man Superman Refused to Help! (Table of Contents: 61)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Murphy; Major Jonathan Ramsey (introduction); Hans Henkel (villain, introduction), 101% Americanism Society (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman helps to clear a World War I veteran who is accused of being the secret head of a subversive Fifth Column organization.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit per GCD index for original issue, listed as unknown in this collection.

I Sustain the Wings! (Table of Contents: 62)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Larry Thomas; Mary
Synopsis:
In response to a rival newspaper article claiming that the Training Aviation Cadets program at Yale University, whose purpose is to train new officers, is much too soft and lenient, Clark offers to join as a Cadet and get first hand information for the Planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story prepared by Weisinger and Ray while in the service, so really it's a very long public service ad. The splash page at the bottom reads "Prepared in cooperation with the Army Air Forces Technical Training Command, Major General Walter R. Weaver, Commanding General".

[Superman #26] (Table of Contents: 63)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Joseph Goebbels
Reprints:
Keywords:
Liberty Bell

[Superman Sunday Strips #220-227] (Table of Contents: 64)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
220 - 227

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Judy King
Synopsis:
Judy wants Superman to help her choose which branch of the service to join.
Reprints:
  • from Superman Sunday (McClure Syndicate) 1944-01-16 - 1944-03-05 [Strip numbers 220 - 227]

Indexer Notes

Script and Inker credits and Synopsis taken from GCD index of Superman: The Golden Age Sundays #[nn] - 1943-1946. This collection lists the script and inker credits as unknown.

Be a Magician! Turn Waste Paper Into War Weapons! (Table of Contents: 65)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Superman puts on a special show, for 100 pounds of waste paper as an admission price, to demonstrate to the kids how that much waste paper can be transformed into 115 cardboard boxes which can hold ten 20mm shells.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Paper drive feature.

[Superman #29] (Table of Contents: 66)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
George Roussos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ink Credit from GCD index for original issue, listed in this collection as unknown.

[Action Comics #76] (Table of Contents: 67)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Japanese army; motorcycles; swords

The Rubber Band (Table of Contents: 68)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel ? (signed)
Pencils:
Jon Small ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed); Joe Shuster (touch-ups) (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Ben Stanger; Derby Bowser (villain, death); Johnny (villain); Crusher (villain)
Synopsis:
After Derby Bowser is released from prison, his car suffers two blown out tires, which gives him an idea for a new racket: steal new tires from government shipments and sell them on the black market!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits from GCD index for original issue, listed in this collection as unknown.

Superman Sunday Strips #280-282 (Table of Contents: 69)

Superman / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Job Number:
280-282

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Adolph Hitler; Perry White; Lois Lane; Goebbels
Synopsis:
Adolph Hitler invites Superman to visit him in Germany. Then he asks him to join the Nazis and help his fellow "supermen" conquer the world. After Superman refuses and tries to leave they try to shoot him down with a V-72 rocket.
Reprints:
  • from Superman Sunday (McClure Syndicate) 1945-03-11 - 1945-03-25 [Strip numbers 280 - 282]
Keywords:
Great Caesar's Ghost; Nazis; V-1 rocket

Indexer Notes

Script and Inker credits and Synopsis taken from GCD index of Superman: The Golden Age Sundays #[nn] - 1943-1946. This collection lists the script and inker credits as unknown.

The United States Navy (Table of Contents: 70)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Pete Riss [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Shep Shepard (introduction); Al Wade (introduction); Dan Ryan (introduction); the Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Superman has his hands full trying to convince Shep that both of his college buddies from college, now serving in various branches of the armed services, have an equally important job to do in the war effort.
Reprints:

Part Five: Atoms for Peace? (Table of Contents: 71)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 72)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 73)

Superman / insert or dust jacket / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel ("The Conquest of a City"); Don Cameron ("America's Secret Weapon")
Pencils:
John Sikela ("The Conquest of a City"); Sam Citron ("America's Secret Weapon")
Inks:
John Sikela ("The Conquest of a City" and "America's Secret Weapon"); Sam Citron ("America's Secret Weapon")
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Back inside dust jacket with small reproductions of pages from stories within: Superman #18 "The Conquest of a City" page 11, and Superman #23 "America's Secret Weapon" page 8 (top 2/3 of page).

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 74)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
George Roussos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes small reproduction of Superman #29 cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [Title Page]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. [Title Page]
  7. 6. [Credits and Publisher information]
  8. 7. [Dedication]
  9. 8. [Table of Contents]
  10. 9. Introduction
  11. 10. Part One: The Road to War
  12. 11. [Action Comics #1]
    Superman
  13. 12. ["As a distant planet was destroyed by old age..."]
    Superman
  14. 13. [The Coming of Superman]
    Superman
  15. 14. ["And so begins the startling adventures..."]
    Superman
  16. 15. [Revolution in San Monte]
    Superman
  17. 16. ["Attention all American youth!"]
    Superman
  18. 17. [Action Comics #10]
    Superman
  19. 18. [Superman #1]
    Superman
  20. 19. [Two page origin of Superman]
    Superman
  21. 20. Superman & Action Comics Invite You to Become a Charter Member of the Supermen of America
  22. 21. [Action Comics #17]
    Superman
  23. 22. Superman Champions Universal Peace!
    Superman
  24. 23. Part Two: War Comes to Europe
  25. 24. How Superman Would End the War
    Superman
  26. 25. [Action Comics #22]
    Superman
  27. 26. [Europe at War, Part 1]
    Superman
  28. 27. [Europe at War, Part 2]
    Superman
  29. 28. [Superman #7]
    Superman
  30. 29. ["Listen to the Superman Radio Program..."]
    Superman Radio Program
  31. 30. [The Sinister Sagdorf]
    Superman
  32. 31. [The Dukalia Spy Ring]
    Superman
  33. 32. [Superman #12]
    Superman
  34. 33. [Peril on Pogo Island]
    Superman
  35. 34. [Action Comics #43]
    Superman
  36. 35. [Superman #13]
    Superman
  37. 36. [Action Comics #44]
    Superman
  38. 37. [Superman #14]
    Superman
  39. 38. Part Three: America Goes to War
  40. 39. [Superman Daily Strips]
    Superman
  41. 40. [Superman #17]
    Superman
  42. 41. [Superman #18]
    Superman
  43. 42. The Conquest of a City
    Superman
  44. 43. [Action Comics #54]
    Superman
  45. 44. [Action Comics #55]
    Superman
  46. 45. [World's Finest Comics #8]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  47. 46. [Superman #20]
    Superman
  48. 47. Destroyers from the Depths
    Superman
  49. 48. [Action Comics #58]
    Superman
  50. 49. [The X-Alloy]
    Superman
  51. 50. [Action Comics #59]
    Superman
  52. 51. Part Four: In for the Duration
  53. 52. [Action Comics #60]
    Superman
  54. 53. Meet the Squiffles
    Superman
  55. 54. [Action Comics #62]
    Superman
  56. 55. [Superman #23]
    Superman
  57. 56. America's Secret Weapon!
    Superman
  58. 57. [Action Comics #63]
    Superman
  59. 58. [Superman #24]
    Superman
  60. 59. Suicide Voyage!
    Superman
  61. 60. [Action Comics #66]
    Superman
  62. 61. The Man Superman Refused to Help!
    Superman
  63. 62. I Sustain the Wings!
    Superman
  64. 63. [Superman #26]
    Superman
  65. 64. [Superman Sunday Strips #220-227]
    Superman
  66. 65. Be a Magician! Turn Waste Paper Into War Weapons!
    Superman
  67. 66. [Superman #29]
    Superman
  68. 67. [Action Comics #76]
    Superman
  69. 68. The Rubber Band
    Superman
  70. 69. Superman Sunday Strips #280-282
    Superman
  71. 70. The United States Navy
    Superman
  72. 71. Part Five: Atoms for Peace?
  73. 72. [no title indexed]
  74. 73. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  75. 74. [Back Cover]
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